Director of Program Development and Impact

Responsibility #1: Strategic Planning & programme development

  • As member of the SMT, contribute to the development, maintenance, and review of programme strategy for CIL.
  • Take a lead role in developing program strategies
  • Ensure integration of relevant technical inputs to country strategy, proposals and reports
  • Lead on conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs
  • Ensure that programs are consistent with strategic CIL documents like Rapid Gender Analysis, Country Program Strategy, and with the CARE International program objectives globally.
  • Initiate new project concepts and possibly lead small pilot projects which will transition later to the implementation team.

Responsibility #2: Program Design and Technical Assistance

  • Ensure that the CIL Country Office has a quality, multi-sectoral program activity reflecting all major technical and sectoral aspects of the CARE International global strategy
  • Ensure the design and development of woman focused emergency and development programs of a high quality that contribute to the Country Office’s strategies and plans, informed by CARE International global standards and principles
  • Ensure that the different technical coordinators of the Country Office are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize programs and projects
  • Ensure that technical staff provide input into proposals and proactively and regularly communicate planned requirements for program design and implementation to relevant Country Office departments/functions
  • Support the Director of Programme Implementation and team in ensuring adequate resources for program activities from various in country and international, institutional donors.
  • Ensure excellent coordination and cooperation with Implementation teams

Responsibility #3: Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Maintain a robust M&E system to measure achievement and progress toward program goals and results
  • Measure achievement and progress toward program goals and results through the M&E system
  • Contribute to grants/projects reporting and total reach annual compilation
  • Lead on internal and external program/project evaluations as necessary and ensure the execution of baseline, periodic, and final evaluations as necessary in coordination with the programme implementation team
  • Oversee CARE International Lebanon research programs

Responsibility 4: Sector Coordinator Support and Oversight

  • Provide guidance and leadership support to Sector Coordinators in Gender-Protection, FSL, Shelter and WASH
  • Ensure Sector Coordinators have sufficient technical and management guidance and resourcing support from CIL to effectively represent in respective forums/WGs.
  • Engage with UN Agencies on a sectoral or cross-sectors basis

Responsibility 5: Knowledge Management

  • Ensure learning by the country program from relevant best practice and assess performance regularly against agreed program objectives and indicators
  • Ensure learning by the country program from relevant best practices internally and externally both nationally and globally and make learning from CIL available for other CI offices.
  • Engage in relevant national and global networks
  • Ensure the establishment and operationalization of an online system that will enable CIL staff to access a centralized data and information system

Responsibility 6: Engagement with Partners to develop effective partnerships

  • Assess the current partnerships portfolio identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, to inform strategic decision-making
  • Develop CARE International Lebanon Partnership strategies based on CARE’s Programme strategies and consultation with partners and CARE staff
  • Facilitate partner involvement in CARE proposals and input directly to ensure partner design and costs are appropriately represented and adequately resourced
  • Propose, design and pilot innovative approaches to working in effective partnerships to deliver upon CARE programmes and partnerships strategies
  • Support, guide, and oversee a full menu of capacity assessment and building support for partners as identified/requested by partners.
  • Provide support to partners’ proposal development from an organizational and operational standpoint

Responsibility #7: Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Program Development

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within Program Development and MEAL

  • Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role

  • Manage Program Sector Coordinators, Partnership Manager, MEAL Manager and SPO team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly

  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff

  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. Establish result-based system and follow up

  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Program Development and Impact work area through:

    • Effective use of the country office’s Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
    • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ workplans

  • He/She will be the responsible focal point during emergencies.

How to apply

CARE International in Lebanon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

CARE International in Lebanon and its employees and stakeholders abide by the CARE International Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Safeguarding Policies.

To apply, send your updated resume and cover letter to recruitment@careliban.org

Applications will only be considered if you mention the title of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis.

Your resume and Cover letter will be forwarded to the HR department for review against the requirements for the role in which you have expressed interest. A member of our Human Resources team will contact you soon if your profile is considered for the job vacancy, and if more information is needed. If you are not being approached by our Human Resources team, please consider your application automatically registered in our database.